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Investment Strategy

Mercer anoints its three alternative assets to watch

Mercer Investment Consulting has predicted that the next “big things” in the alternatives market will be private debt, insurance-linked securities, and aircraft leasing. “We’ve recently experienced an alternatives bubble as investors, chasing ‘alpha’ or above-index returns, sought greater exposure to alternative asset classes such as hedge funds – many of which haven’t delivered,” according to […]
Investment Strategy

Mercer anoints its three alternative assets to watch

Mercer Investment Consulting has predicted that the next “big things” in the alternatives market will be private debt, insurance-linked securities, and aircraft leasing. “We’ve recently experienced an alternatives bubble as investors, chasing ‘alpha’ or above-index returns, sought greater exposure to alternative asset classes such as hedge funds – many of which haven’t delivered,” according to […]
Unintentional

Environmental, social and corporate governance concerns take centre stage in New York

Investment banks have become major direct service providers to private client and retail investor portfolios, mostly through their structured products. Yet they are conspicuous by their absence from wholesale manager menus. MICHAEL BAILEY examines whether the banks’ transactional culture can become acceptable to conservative superannuation funds, and whether they might find their biggest role in […]
Unintentional

Environmental, social and corporate governance concerns take centre stage in New York

Investment banks have become major direct service providers to private client and retail investor portfolios, mostly through their structured products. Yet they are conspicuous by their absence from wholesale manager menus. MICHAEL BAILEY examines whether the banks’ transactional culture can become acceptable to conservative superannuation funds, and whether they might find their biggest role in […]